Friday 23 August 2013

Meet the Gooner Family [Andy and Sarah, PRAGUE]


My first hosts
I couldn't have asked for a better start to my trip than by staying with British Gunner Andy Hunt and his Irish girlfriend (also an Arsenal fanatic) Sarah Hayes in Prague. I know it was only the first city on the itinerary and I was there for four days, but they definitely made me feel like I'm going to miss them. The combination of great hosts and a beautiful location made it a time to remember, even if there are several hours of one particular evening where I can't remember a thing!

Andy and Sarah were actually at work during the days I was there, but they trusted me in their own home and even gave me some keys so I could come and go whilst they weren't around. Now that's what I call Gooner Family!

If there was one thing to remember, it was when Andy took me to a Central Prague pool hall / entertainment complex. There, he ruthlessly destroyed any faith I had in myself as a semi-decent pool player (I won the first game comprehensively but he won the countless others afterwards). As a gracious loser I shook his hand on every arse-beating I got. We would also have a few late evening FIFA sessions on Andy's ageing Playstation 2 - this essentially followed the same course as the pool and by the end of the Prague stint I was so fed up with shaking his hand that I'm kind of glad to see the back of him, for now at least. Sorry Andy!

So, on the last evening, after another thrashing on FIFA we ordered some takeaway Thai food online and did the obligatory Gooner On The Road 'gift exchange'. Then I sat down with Andy and Sarah to do the first 'meet the hosts' feature for the blog.

Andy and Sarah at an Arsenal friendly in Cologne

Q. Why Arsenal?
Andy Hunt: I was 5 years old, and my brother was an Arsenal fan, so really there was no option, and I'm glad there wasn't one!
Sarah Hayes: My story's a bit different. Most of my family supported Spurs, so it seemed like the best thing to do would be to mix it up and go for the Gunners. It was a good choice.

Q. When did you first start supporting Arsenal?
AH: As above, since 5 years old.
SH: 2002/2003, just in time for the Invincibles. 

Q. Who is your favourite player to wear an Arsenal jersey?
AH: Dennis Bergkamp. He was there when it was starting to get really, really good for us, and he just epitomised our attacking play at the time.
SH: Thierry Henry. No further explanation required [God]

Q. What was your most memorable Arsenal moment?
AH: My first game - Arsenal v Norwich, 1988. I was on a school trip to Highbury, and we won 2-0. Second most memorable moment would be Keown going postal on Van Nistelrooy.
The official 'Gooner On The Road' gift exchange.
SH: I met Wenger outside a Prague pub that I was working in at the time. The team was in town playing Slavia Prague 2007 (it was a goalless draw). The evening before the match I saw a man with grey hair walking past the pub, I instantly recognised that it was Arsene Wenger, so I started chasing down the street waving a bar receipt for his autograph. I actually invited him in for a pint, but he politely declined – it was before the game so I think he had other priorities!

Q. Where do you watch Arsenal in Prague?
AH & SH: Rock n Beer, used to watch in a place called Star Bar but most of the Prague-based supporters go to RnB.

Q. Emirates or Highbury?
AH: Highbury. The atmosphere, the history, the architecture.
SH: Highbury, our true home.

Q. What's your league prediction?
AH: Top 4 finish for Arsenal, and obviously above Sp*rs! I think Manchester City will win the league.
SH: I think we'll finish 3rd. Manchester City will win the league, United 2nd, Chelsea 3rd. Spurs will hopefully finish 10th.

86 comments:

  1. QnC Jelly Gamat, solusi pengobatan alami atasi masalah lambung

    ReplyDelete
  2. Want to watch the live streaming of the second semi final of Euro Cup 2016, just check Germany Vs France Live Streaming

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice blog,i appreciate your thinking and writing skills.please keep sharing.
    Independent Gurgaon Escort

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your information is good and friendly this article very helpful for me. Thanks for the post.!
    Female Escorts in Gurgaon | Independent Escorts in Gurgaon

    ReplyDelete
  5. Today I have been working very stressful and want a little entertainment. Hope helps me play the game fun again. Or I'll go out with a few friends. I think it would be better
    run 2 online l happy wheels l facebook l whatsapp l slither.io l piano tiles 2

    ReplyDelete
  6. Its really great to know about the Gooner Family.
    Godaddy Hosting Promo Code

    ReplyDelete
  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete

  8. Hello Gentlemen! We are advancing hunting down some individual who can change all your erotic dream into a reality.



    Escort in Delhi Keira, Female Escort in Delhi



    Delhi Escort Cidf, Escort in Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  9. how to seduce a hot woman Without my chat girl I felt like a fifth wheel. Here’s the scoop on chat girl.
    Call girls in gurgaon

    ReplyDelete
  10. It needs your active participation. how to get a girls phone number online I have to say this since societies baked cookies for me and massaged my toes.
    Escort in Gurgaon
    Call Girl In Gurgaon

    ReplyDelete
  11. My thought is based around my assumption that most family members have a propensity in relation to chat girl.

    call girl in Gurgaon
    Escort in Noida

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for your post! I hope you will continue to make similar posts like this! It is really necessary for those who want to learn about them!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Awesome information! I as of late ran over your blog and have been perusing along. I thought I would leave my first remark.
    I don't comprehend what to state aside from that I have.


    Independent Escorts in Gurgaon, Gurgaon Escorts

    Female Escorts in Gurgaon, Escorts in Gurgoan

    ReplyDelete
  14. articles as a very nice and very useful for my admin and pardon me permission to share articles herein may be useful and helpful Cara menyembuhkan ginjal bengkak

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thank you so much admin is already providing the information and permission sorry here we share articles may be useful:

    Cara menyembuhkan radang sendi
    Cara menyembuhkan jantung lemah
    Cara menyembuhkan jantung bocor

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great post which contains very useful information regarding Auto res ponder. Thanks for sharing such an excellent post.
    Model Escort Service Delhi

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for sharing information very interesting and useful. Do not forget to visit our website to share information and knowledge about health Pengobatan Pembengkakan Limpa

    ReplyDelete
  18. The article is very interesting to see, thank you for sharing this very interesting information
    Cara Menyembuhkan Limpa Yang Bengkak Secara Alami dan Aman

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great! Thanks for sharing the information. That is very helpful for increasing my knowledge in this field.
    Delhi High Profile Escorts Services

    ReplyDelete
  20. I still liked this article, good, good content, and unique design.Thank you for sharing the article.
    cara membersihkan rahim pasca keguguran

    ReplyDelete
  21. thank you very useful information admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here may help Obat leher

    bengkak

    ReplyDelete
  22. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love all the posts, I really enjoyed, I would like more information about this, because it is very nice., Thanks for sharing.
    deadpool face

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'd like to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this website. obat keloid

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your article has a lot of good information. It proves you understand very well about this issue, I agree completely on your article.
    http://carriagereviews.com/best-obd2-scanner-car-tool


    ReplyDelete
  26. thank you very useful information admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here may help

    Obat perih ulu hati
    Cara mengatasi paru paru terendam cairan
    Cara menyembuhkan gerd

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thank you for your information the verified and trusted post article visit along time Safe & Reliable services.

    Foogle Packers
    Packers Movers Pune
    Packers Movers Noida
    Packers Movers Gurgaon
    Packers Movers Bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks for sharing this kind of post and all the details are in this post is awesome.
    Hotel Gurgaon Call Girls

    ReplyDelete
  29. sharing information was lovely and very helpful, increase knowledge, and pardon me permission to share health articles here may be useful to you in particular are looking for Cara mengatasi mata kering

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for the information you have provided, It is very helpful. Please improve again

    Obat Mules Pada Perut Di Apotek

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi, Very amazing your brief content, many people likes this, Awesome pictures of the conference. Your places are very amazing. I anticipate going to again. Spend some to be able to Perspective Website here. Thanks for your determination. thanks you.
    Escorts in Gurgaon |
    Female Escorts in Dwarka |
    Russiaon Escorts in Aerocity |
    Gurgaon Escort |
    Escorts in Dwarka |
    Beautiful Escorts in Gurgaon,

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hello, Outstanding Your material, Usually wish to say you is as awesome. The understanding on your posting is just excellent and i can believe you are an knowledgeable on this topic. thank you so much.
    Female Escorts in Delhi |
    Delhi Escorts Service |
    http://www.gurugramnightangel.com/ |
    Russian Escorts in Aerocity |
    Escorts in Dwarka |
    Delhi Escorts City |

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks for sharing this Your work is very good and I appreciate you
    target black friday coupons
    http://www.wowpromocodes.com/

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is really interesting information for me. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thanks for sharing these useful information! This is really interesting information for me.

    ReplyDelete
  36. The blog is really awesome always post informative posts and its continuously improving my knowledge. Acer Support

    ReplyDelete
  37. Link for the users facing problem with the Dell products.
    Dell Support

    ReplyDelete
  38. thanks for sharing such information. keep posting.
    Apple customer support

    ReplyDelete
  39. It's very informative Blog, it's more helpful to us thanks for sharing keep it up!!! Firefox Customer Care Number

    ReplyDelete
  40. I really like the information present in your post, it is very informative and it is very helpful for us. Chrome Support Number

    ReplyDelete
  41. NICE POST
    KEEP SHARING
    I LOVE TO READ THIS POST
    Norton Customer Support

    ReplyDelete
  42. independent delhi Escorts services are inaccessible for you. You can enjoy it as much as any bonafide resident of delhi. Just give yourself sufficient time and get ready with your budget to come to this city at any time. Since delhi is a hi-tech city, you will get to enjoy lots of things including escorts.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thanks for the information presented on your website
    Very in waiting for other information

    obat kanker paru paru tanpa operasi
    cara membersihkan rahim wanita

    ReplyDelete
  44. Sites like these I'm looking for
    Thanks for the information, in tunggua keep the latest news

    obat kanker tulang tradisional
    obat tradisional atelektasis aman
    obat penyakit ginjal herbal

    ReplyDelete
  45. Hi,Gurgaon Associate look toward seeing you arriving with all new need. I am important and perhaps the best personal partner support company in Gurgaon you will ever find out, Gurgaon Associates providing satisfaction from regular anyone else to high-class individuals who want to have impressive stage sex with a eye-catching and hot online like me . Gurgaon Escorts By Keira| Gurgaon Escort Service, Female Escorts in Gurgaon | Gurgaon Russian Escorts, Escorts in Gurgaon | Gurgaon Escorts, Independent Escorts in Gurgaon | Escorts in Gurgaon, Gurgaon Call Girls |Escorts Service in Gurgaon By Minna |Gurgaon Escorts, Escorts in Gurgaon By AntaKusuma | Female Escorts in Gurgaon |

    ReplyDelete
  46. Thanks for the information presented on your website
    Very in waiting for other information

    obat wasir berdarah ampuh
    obat diabetes melitus ampuh
    obat untuk hepatitis a

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hyderabad escort services, you'll see only enticing girls providing you with all sorts of exciting experiences. If you're seeking the most exciting sex of your life then there isn't any other place than Hyderabad escort services. Here, you will find and receive simply the very best reliable services.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Thanks for sharing the great content. The quality of post you have published it is relay informative.

    ReplyDelete
  49. I'm happy to find so many useful info here in the post.I really like it when people get together and share ideas. Great blog, keep it up!
    Female Escorts Services in Gurgaon
    Russian Escorts Services in Aerocity
    Escorts Services in Aerocity

    ReplyDelete
  50. Mumbai Female Escort, Escorts Services The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Independent Call Girls Mumbai, Sexy Girls in The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Call Girls Mumbai, Independent Escort Girl The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Sexy Call Girls in Mumbai http://www.escortservicesmumbai.com/

    ReplyDelete
  51. The latest information we are waiting for lho..semoga what is given can be useful
    Terimakash..success always everything..salam know

    ciri-ciri utama syaraf kejepit
    obat penambah nafsu makan balita
    apa penyebab wasir berdarah

    ReplyDelete
  52. Premier Digital Marketing Training Institute in Noida. since inception, We have been delivering quality training regularly.We use holistic, practical based learning approach to help you get the result you want.

    courses in noida
    computer training institute in noida
    best web designing institute in noida
    seo training in noida
    ppc training institute fees in noida
    digital marketing course noida
    digital marketing institute in delhi
    top digital marketing centers in noida

    ReplyDelete
  53. The latest information we are waiting for lho..semoga what is given can be useful
    success always everything.

    obat tradisional maag akut
    obat tradisional buah zakar bengkak
    obat tradisional lutut kaku

    ReplyDelete
  54. meenachaudhry.com - All the best Hyderabad escorts are here to provide an ultimate satisfaction with their unique services. You won't have to have any planning or restrictions. https://bit.ly/2n8jKqe
    http://www.thebestbollywoodescort.com/hyderabad-escorts-girls.html
    http://www.dirtymodels.in/hyderabad-escorts.html
    http://www.thebestbollywoodescort.com/
    http://www.bangaloreescorts.net.in
    http://www.bangaloreescorts.net.in/call-girls-in-pune.html

    ReplyDelete
  55. meenachaudhry.com - All the best Hyderabad escorts are here to provide an ultimate satisfaction with their unique services. You won't have to have any planning or restrictions. https://bit.ly/2n8jKqe
    http://www.thebestbollywoodescort.com/hyderabad-escorts-girls.html
    http://www.dirtymodels.in/hyderabad-escorts.html
    http://www.thebestbollywoodescort.com/
    http://www.bangaloreescorts.net.in
    http://www.bangaloreescorts.net.in/call-girls-in-pune.html

    ReplyDelete
  56. https://bit.ly/35AYOcZ - Italian Call Girls in Surat, Call/WhatsApp +91-8396020634 an independent bur Surat escorts girls i am highly educated model from Surat with good height and attitude. https://bit.ly/38NcT9b

    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/jaipur-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/call-girls-in-dehradun.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/agra-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/delhi-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/lucknow-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/vizag-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/visakhapatnam-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/amritsar-escorts.html

    ReplyDelete
  57. https://bit.ly/35AYOcZ - Italian Call Girls in Surat, Call/WhatsApp +91-8396020634 an independent bur Surat escorts girls i am highly educated model from Surat with good height and attitude. https://bit.ly/38NcT9b

    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/jaipur-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/call-girls-in-dehradun.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/agra-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/delhi-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/lucknow-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/vizag-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/visakhapatnam-escorts.html
    http://www.kohinoorhyderabadescorts.com/amritsar-escorts.html

    ReplyDelete


  58. We have a List of Girls who are in financial problems. They need your help. They are ready to sleep with you in some small amounts. Call us for their contact no and help them. To book an escort just drop a call to the given number and ask them what kind of service you want!. You will also WhatsApp us for the availability of our Escorts Service in Aerocity. If you’re in the end determined and ready to enjoy the amusing of being at duration the corporate of one of our beautiful girls. Check our other Services...
    Call Girls in Aerocity
    Escorts Service in Mahipalpur
    Escorts Service in Mahipalpur
    Escorts Service in Aerocity
    Call Girls in Mahipalpur

    ReplyDelete
  59. Arsenal!Arsenal!Arsenal! I love reading what you post, it makes sense and I have found interesting things here
    Gamebug|run-3|Dig-it|Tower-make|primary-math

    ReplyDelete
  60. thank you for the information provided, we are waiting for the next info

    ReplyDelete
  61. Hello guys, I am very bold Haldwani Escorts and my service is extremely sensual so that people come to enjoy a lot with me again and again. Every time I gave a new taste to the client and that is the reason they never bored with me. I am so seductive and that is the main reason people never get bored of me. My awesomeness and my hot flaunting body will give you goosebumps. My curvy and perfect well-maintained figure will blow your senses within a minute. So, if you are too eager to take the best Escorts Service in Haldwani, then book me now.
    Haldwani Escorts #
    Haldwani Escorts Service #
    Haldwani Escort Service #
    Haldwani Call Girls #
    Haldwani Call Girl #
    Call Girls In Haldwani #

    ReplyDelete
  62. Hema Ahuja is a 'Delhi Escorts Services' Call girl, she is accessible for all escort of Call young ladies dating and fun. To book her sexual escort.
    Delhi Escorts
    Aerocity Escorts
    Dwarka Escorts
    Mahipalpur Escorts
    Connaught Place Escorts
    Noida Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  63. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author. I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will often come back from now on. I want to encourage that you continue your great job, have a nice morning!

    Trainbit.com
    l214.com
    Koreatimesus.com
    Partner.jpc.de

    ReplyDelete